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No longer Ferrari’s long-time president, Luca di Montezemolo’s next move is now clear.
Authoritative reports including the ANSA news agency say the flamboyant 67-year-old, deposed recently by Sergio Marchionne as the Fiat Chrysler group hit the stock market, has been appointed to lead the Italian flag carrier Alitalia.
Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name.
Amid all the ‘silly season’ commotion surrounding Fernando Alonso, the other Ferrari driver insists he is going nowhere fast.
Newly-departed president Luca di Montezemolo confirmed the paddock’s most open secret this week when he admitted the Spaniard is jumping ship. One reason Alonso has gone on the market, Montezemolo explained, is that he is at “an age when he cannot wait to win again”.
Luca di Montezemolo has hit back at suggestions he was ousted as Ferrari president because of the Italian team’s struggles.
“A lack of results?” the 67-year-old, who was replaced by Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne on Monday, reportedly told Italian television Rai on Wednesday. “Remember that since 1999 we won 14 titles in 15 years.
Jules Bianchi was on course for a future wearing Ferrari red — and perhaps as soon as 2015.
That is the claim of outgoing Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who told Italian media at the Genoa Boat Show on Monday that he was “very sad” to know the team’s leading ‘academy’ driver is now fighting for his life in Japan.
Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.
Ferrari’s management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.
With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team’s poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers.
Montezemolo announces Ferrari exit
“Ferrari will have an important role to play within the FCA Group in the upcoming flotation on Wall Street. This will open up a new and different phase which I feel should be spearheaded by the CEO of the Group. Luca di Montezemolo has ended the intense speculation about his future by announcing his departure as Ferrari’s long-time president.
All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.
Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday.